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    I have a Motorola 5120 modem which is directly connected to my PC for INTERNET connection.
    It works well as far as I can see, but I was told by an IT man that my INTERNET connection would be better if I had an Ethernet connection.
    That to me means having another card on my motherboard.
    Right now all I have on it is a video card.
    Is having an Ethernet connection better than having a direct connection?
    Please reply.
    Catz

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    The Motorola 5120 has two ways of INTERNET connection, USB and/or Ethernet . It sounds like the current "direct connection" is via USB connection. In this case, the biggest factor in speed is the speed of the Internet Service Provider (ISP). Depending on ISP speed, there may be no noticeable internet speed difference with an Ethernet card on that system.

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    As Tim states, the problem is your ISP. If you have the older 1.1 USB ports you might see some difference with ethernet. If you have 2.0 USB ports there probably won't be much difference.

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    Thanks Tim and june.
    I was under the impression that with thw Ethernet card that it was one more item for me to go through to get onto the INTERNET.
    Catz

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